Question about Dell UltraSharp 1704FPT 17" Flat Panel LCD Monitor
For some reason the monitor no longer works - it has a power light, but my desktop does not come up on my screen - it is just black!
I recently added skype to my computer, but made no other changes. All cords are in place as are power cords. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
Dark Monitor Girl
Sounds like most of the monitor's circuitry is working except for the backlight. If you place a flashlight on the screen you may be able to see your desktop items in the light ring around it. This doesn't fix the problem but it will tell what is wrong. The price of some monitors is low enough now to make this one not worth spending on for repairs. You could sell it as broken on ebay and use the proceeds towards one of the new ones.
Posted on May 18, 2009
Usually the problem is in the MAIN POWER BOARD , BEFORE taking it to a repair shop , open the monitor and check for cold solder or burnt solder around where is a transformer , most of the problem is this , hope it helps , AJ
Posted on May 18, 2009
You have a monitor with a common problem. After a few years some LCD monitorswill blow a power supply. The problem is caused by parts calledcapacitors overheating in the confined space of he monitor. If you aregood at electronics repair/soldering you can usually fix he problem. Check out a few pictures on my web site www.ccl-la.com/badcaps.htmYou can take the back cover off your monitor and look for the badparts,replace any that look like the pictues and your monitor should workfine. The capacitors do need to be installed with the correct + and -connections, note the stripe on the old one and insert the newone thesame way. If you don't want to try the repair yourself we offer a repair service for $35 plus shipping. I hope this helps, if so please rate my solution.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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